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Economic history and conditions

  • The Bill Cook Story IIby Bob Hammel

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Working from the spare bedroom of his Bloomington, Indiana, apartment in 1963 with a $1,500 investment, Bill Cook began to construct the wire guides, needles, and catheters that would become the foundation of the global multi-billion-dollar Cook Group. This story has been eloquently told in Bob Hammel?s The Bill Cook Story: Ready, Fire, Aim. The sequel... more...

  • American Insecurityby Adam Seth Levine

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these concerns would motivate people to become more politically engaged on the issues, this often doesn?t happen, and the resulting inaction carries consequences... more...

  • Paul G. Hoffmanby Alan R. Raucher

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Having gained fame and success in business, Paul G. Hoffman went on to become involved in a wide range of public concerns. In this new and revealing biography Alan R. Raucher provides the first assessment of Hoffman's entire career, beginning with his rise to the presidency of Studebaker and his success in applying progressive management to lift it... more...

  • A Darkness at Dawnby Harry M. Caudill

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    Outspoken Appalachian writer Harry M. Caudill analyzes the exploitation and decline of the eastern Kentucky mountain lands, which have rendered "no people in the nation...more forlorn than the Appalachian highlanders in our time." Frontier attitudes, a strong attachment to the land, and isolation have produced in Appalachia a backwoods culture which... more...

  • Grand Plansby Judith Sealander

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Scholars may have widely differing views of the Progressive Era, but all see business as holding the key to the reforms of that period. In this new book Judith Sealander amplifies our understanding of the relationship between business leaders and reform through a detailed examination of Dayton and the Miami Valley of Ohio. She focuses specifically... more...

  • The Southern Appalachian Regionby Thomas R. Ford

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Southern Appalachian Region is the largest American "problem area" -- an area whose participation in the economic growth of the nation has not been sufficient to relieve the chronic poverty of its people. The existence of the problem was recognized a generation ago, but in the past decade the resistance of such areas to economic advance has acquired... more...

  • The Wayward Liberalby Thomas E. Vadney

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the first political biography of Donald Richberg, Thomas E. Vadney traces the continuities and discontinuities in the American reform tradition from the days of the Progressives to the years after the New Deal. Richberg's strong advocacy of the earlier liberalism contrasted with his equally strong rejection of post-New Deal liberalism. At the... more...

  • Income and Employment in the Southeastby L. Randolph McGee

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although there has been a growing interest in regional economic development, the important aspect of regional business fluctuations has not received corresponding attention. This study focuses upon the relative cyclical behavior of income and employment in the Southeastern United States following the Second World War and seeks to determine in particular... more...

  • Land Between the Lakesby Frank E. Smith

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area lies in western Kentucky and Tennessee, between two huge lakes formed by dams on the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers.Some 170,000 acres bounded by 300 miles of shoreline, Land Between the Lakes is blessed with a rich variety of plant and animal life. Conceived and administrated by the Tennessee Valley Authority,... more...

  • Industrialization and Southern Society, 1877-1984by James C. Cobb

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In the 1880s, Southern boosters saw the growth of industry as the only means of escaping the poverty that engulfed the postbellum South. In the long run, however, as James C. Cobb demonstrates in this illuminating book, industrial development left much of the South's poverty unrelieved and often reinforced rather than undermined its conservative social... more...